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Where to Recycle Cardboard Boxes in Philadelphia
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Where to Recycle Cardboard Boxes in Philadelphia

Or just hide in your cardboard box, like this cat.

Whether you’re getting packages delivered or recently moved, you may have an influx of cardboard boxes laying around your house.

Although they make a great (and free!) cat toy, how can you get rid of them responsibly? We’ve had a few readers ask this very question via email, and are sharing the answer with you today for Where Can I Wednesday.

Where to Recycle Cardboard Boxes in Philadelphia

  • cat in a boxRecycle Bins: The city of Philadelphia can pick up your cardboard boxes in your curbside recycling bin. It’s best to break them down (aka flatten) so you can fit way more recyclables in the bin.
  • Compost Pile: You can compost your cardboard. Bennett Compost includes cardboard on the compostables list,
  • Revolution Recovery: accepts cardboard for recycling, but tends to be on the commercial, contractor & manufacturers end. Call for more info and rates.
  • Repurpose: Before you put boxes in the recycling bin, see if you can reuse them around the house. Finished a big move? Put an ad on Craigslist offering free boxes – people will appreciate it. (I’ve done it before and met a new friend in the meantime!)

Readers, do you have any other uses for cardboard boxes? Tell us in the comments.

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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